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that storm -- it did some damage near bird's eye, it had to, indiana. but there is an even larger tornado that i'm very worried about it. it's to the northwest of louisville by maybe 30 miles but it is on the ground doing damage. new peak in indiana is in the way of this tornado. if you know anybody in that area, they just need to take cover. and these now are so big that you don't have to wait. if you see a dark cloud literally, you know a storm is coming your way, don't wait for the weather service to put out a warning. just take your tornado precautions, anyway, and just keep yourself safe. what's 25 minutes in a closet if it will keep yourself safe. >> incredible advice. we have that piece of sound when we were talking to jeff. let's roll that. >> we have a tornado that's tracked anywhere from 50 miles west of evansville up toward wadesville. there is damage on the ground. we saw it for about five minutes coming down highway 64. the tornadic storm is producing tornadoes. it's on highway 64 just to the north of livershole and heading toward lynnville, so that area to the north and nort
day of dangerous weather in ohio and the tennessee valley. much of indiana, missouri, kentucky are in danger. there has been a tornado emergency reported in madison county. we have live pictures of a menacing sky. the national and louisville. let's bring in chad myers at the cnn atlanta center. what is the latest? >> it goes all the way from illinois all the way down to georgia, alabama, as far west as louisiana and far north as virginia. on the backside, it's snowing up in squad cities. that's not atypical. you need cold air to clash. a couple areas still on the ground, to the north of chattanooga by bradley and north of cleveland in tennessee. and then another couple storms here popping up, not that far from cape girardo. that is harrisburg, illinois. right in the middle of a new tornado watch. that town that got hit so hard a couple of days ago. all of this area is under severe weather today. there will be a severe thunderstorm watch, tornado watch, and many warnings going through the night and probably into 10:00, 11:00 tonight. >> that means, keep it tuned here to cnn. cha
troops have been deployed to the hardest-hit states of kentucky, indiana and missouri. jacqui jeras is here with me in the weather center keeping a close watch on all of this. let's talk about what concentrated areas are kind of in the bull's-eye, so to speak right now. florida among them. >> north florida and southern parts of georgia. it's really this squall line we are looking at right here that has the most potential for producing tornadic storms. right now there are no tornado warnings that are in effect. some of those thunderstorms could produce wind damage in excess of 60 miles per hour. sometimes those real down burst winds can cause as much damage as a tornado. you still need to stay indoors. another place that we are watching that's included in this tornado threat is jacksonville, florida. there you can see a live picture from jacksonville at this time. it's extremely windy. that's why you see all that crazy shaking going on on the camera there. 86 degrees. it's a very warm, very moist, ripe atmosphere. as that cold front starts to come on down and move into the region, th
. >>> good evening. i'm john king. tonight deadly tornadoes pummel communities from alabama to indiana. we'll track the severe weather throughout this hour. >>> plus meet the law student rush limbaugh calls an slut and president obama labels a role model. >>> and with $4 gasoline on the horizon, the politicians have horizon, the politicians have the same old bandering promises. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> tonight we're tracking a danger ouz tornado outbreak. powerful twisters across ohio, tennessee, mississippi, alabama and indiana where four deaths have now been confirmed. in kentucky a yellow school bus slammed into a building. its front half obliterated. in tennessee, homes are ripped from their foundation, splintered by the winds. at least six people critically hurt in that state. in alabama a trailer home lifted up and crashed upside down near a tree. the naked lot and a few stairs all that's left. and here's a power line crumpled like a paper clip. millions are affected and this is far far from over. we're keeping an eye on it all with the help of our cnn meteorologist
to indiana and beyond. millions of americans are under tornado watches. tornado warnings as well. professional storm chasers have been following these twisters all afternoon, providing dramatic images of an unfolding disaster. new tornado reports are coming in literally by the minute. with indiana, kentucky, tennessee and other states all seeing multiple touchdowns only in the last hour. we also have this video from evansville, indiana. it's far from over. storms are on the move. the destruction could go on for hours. let's bring mayor jim coppinger of hamilton county in tennessee, where chattanooga is located. mayor, set the scene. tell us what's going on inur county. >> well, we did have a ouchdown of a tornado that has been confirmed. as a result of that, we do have multiple injuries. fortunately today we have no fatalities to date. we do have people we are currently trying to make contact with, as you can imagine there's a lot of debris. we have large trees down that are covering over the access roads to get to people. so, you know, we're working diligently at this hour to ma
with the aftermath, those deadly tornadoes. this is what it looked like in communities from indiana to georgia. winds as strong as 200 miles per hour ripped through towns. at least 37 people are dead. as many as 17 million people were impacted by the storms. scores of injured people waking up in hospitals this morning. their homes and the homes of their neighbors gone. people now picking through the rubble to find anything they can salvage. president obama is offering federal assistance in the areas battered by the storms. in the little town of west liberty, kentucky, the town felt the full force of a tornado's 1 135-mile-per-hour winds. it leveled building, uprooted trees. cnn evers rob marciano is there getting the first look at some of the town's most extensive damage. rob, good morning to you. >> good morning, gary. they've finally got the roads cleared enough to where larger vehicles can get in here including obviously rescue and recovery vehicles and our satellite truck so we're getting now a first look at -- a live look at the main street. over my left shoulder you're seeing some demolished bu
up to kentucky and indiana to the hardest hit communities. you can see tornado in tennessee. dozens of people were injured in the storms. we are watching all angles of the story this morning. susan c susan is in ohio. rob is in tennessee where we have seen significant damage. bonnie schneider is standing by in the severe weather center. the damage we have seen have been small towns like henriville. how bad is it? >> reporter: it is very bad. crushing damage. people here are reeling from what happened to the area. 15 deaths confirmed so far in the entire state of kentucky. a couple of them here in clark county. just to give you an idea, look at this school bus, it was flown here from across the street where the high school is located in henriville. here is the front of the bus you are seeing and the back behind it. the chassis of the bus is resting this way. bus this way, chassis off to the side. it's an indication of how powerful the storms are. a number of us are lined up here, so i can't walk too, too much. as you look up in this direction, giving you a look at some of the power l
for the destruction. there are emergency declarations in place in indiana and kentucky. national guard troops have also been deployed there. before we take you live to indiana for the latest there, i want to show you now an amazing piece of video. it comes from west liberty, kentucky, shot just as the tornado was forming over the town. now, listen very closely to the desperate prayers from one woman as she pleased for her safety. >> take yourself away from our home. >> the prayers were answered. she did come through that storm safety. west liberty, however, was hit hard by the storm. at least three people died there. some of the worst damage we've seen is in indiana. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti is in henryville, indiana this morning. susan, what does it look like there? >> now that the sun is coming up, you can see even more of the crushing damage that has been suffered in this area. and as we speak, the governor of the state is being accompanied to this area coining some flyovers and is expected to be taking an on the ground tour of some of the heaviest damage where we are standing
. >>> also in indiana, a rescue of the four-legged variety. >> this is trigger. >> trigger and tyson were found hiding in the rubble of their owner's home in henryville. and one official says there is, quote, total devastation in parts of the surrounding county. 15 deaths have been reported so far across the state. . -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> this is "cnn saturday morning." it's march 3rd, and i'm david mattingly. tornadoes shred through the midwest and south killing more than 30 people, and there is a new threat of storms today. >>> then in two hours washington state republicans will officially select who they think should go up against barack obama. could ron paul finally win one? >>> bus t we begin with the ferocious killer storms that went through the midwest and southern u.s. at least 32 people are dead. now the frantic search is on for survivors, and there are new threat this morning of more severe weather. the monster storm stretched from the deep south, alabama, across the border into tennessee and all the way north into indiana. one of the hardest hit areas, henry
sunday. susan candiotti, cnn, indiana. >> thank you very much. this has been a day of taking stock for victims of that deadly rash of tornados that hit 11 states. many lost everything. the extreme weather claimed at least 39 lives in kentucky, indiana, ohio, iand georgia. no corner of this small town was spared. homes annihilated and trees plucked out of the ground and there were scenes like this all over the midwest and south tonight. the number of people killed from the storm has risen to 21 in kentucky. despite damage, we are hearing stories of survival. here's tim in the hard hit town. >> reporter: on the out skirts of west liberty, kentucky, tornado survivors return home. >> this was your house? >> this was my house, yes. >> where is the house now? >> across the street in the parking lot. >> the rubble is across the street. that's your house? >> yes. >> she had only moments to make it into the basement and rode out the storm. >> can you believe you are safe and sound? >> it was all rather quickly. so quickly that i did not have a lot of time to think. you think back on it and
-hit state of indiana, where the governor has just finished a tour of the devastation. at least 14 people there died. joining me right now live by phone from the town of marysville, jeff petrowski. a storm chaser who helped children get out of a school that was severely damaged by the tornado. jeff, describe the scene for me as that storm was approaching. >> reporter: that's right. we're in marysville now. we've arrived here about an hour ago and did a survey. the south end of town sustained the most heavy damage. the governor just left here moments ago heading across indiana doing additional damage surveys with a team of people. the military has also moved in with search and rescue vehicles. in the south side of town in my live stream you can see there's four to five homes -- farms that had heavy damage and are gone. the tornado here was about 200 yards wide and it tracked through the city on the southeast side. everybody has been accounted for. most people are -- we do not have any injuries, just a couple injuries, no fatalities but marked damage on the south side of town. >> you're tal
. this video like the first one shot in henryville, indiana. all told at least 37 people are dead. the number of missing are impossible to know right now. i'm don lemon thank you for joining us in the cnn newsroom. i want to bring in meteorologist jackie jarris. first the video from the gas station. >> you can see the debris within that funnel. it's amazing to think how close they must have been to that tornado and feeling the impact and that sucking in as air rushes into the tornado. there you can see in the middle that swirling around that's debris. we think there might be one or two vortices. this was in an intense cation stage. and the i-reporter video from kevin wells. >> can we listen to it a little bit more and talk about it? >> i have friends over there. >> [ bleep ]. >> jackie that is so frightening. kevin will join us live in a little bit. this is incredible video. >> we have new information in this hour that that tornado was an ef-4. it is one of the strongest tornados ever recorded in the top 2%. winds between 166 to 200 miles per hour. that can cause massive devastation. look at
school. there you go. indiana took their basketball program which obviously bobby nooig had a few influence. it was an amazing program back in the '90ed and early 2000s. and thul of a sudden fell apart in the early part of the decade. now this coach, coach carerean brought this team back. >> save something for the interview. you're excite popped. >> we loi am. >> ewith love it when you're passionate. i'm dpon lon lemon in today for brooke baldwin. president obama's about face of a controversial oil pipeline and housing number, some good, some bad. roll it. police have pinned down a suspected jihadist of a rabbi three schoolchildren and three soldiers. [ no audio ] >>ening okay, parentally we're having an issue. we'll get back when we get it fixed. barack obama will speak a little more than an hour from now. bree i brianna, i saw the note last night when you got the information on this story. this is the beginning of an energy tour for the president. that was very interesting wh enyou uncovered it. >> that's right. that had to do with the keystone pipeline. or the southern segment
tell it hit the school with all of the turbulence. >> life in henryville, indiana may never be the same. you can say that about so many communities in the path of these storms. at least 37 people have died. 14 of them were in indiana. and we learned that the tornado that hit henryville was an ef-4. that means sustained winds up to 200 miles per hour, we're talking nascar speeds here. it cut a path 52 miles long and it was as wide as 1 1/2 football fields. the damage, of course, is catastrophic. about 180 miles away, another town is obliterated. west liberty, kentucky. an ef-3 blew through the heart of this small town. winds were as high as 165 miles per hour. it seems no building was spared. the roofs are peeled off some. others were blasted to the ground. kentucky got some of the worst of it. 18 people died there. let's meet some of the brave people of henryville now. there a twister took away a family's home, but took a father, a dad. >> reporter: here in clark county, indiana, in henryville, only one person didn't survive that killer tornado. he's 64-year-old wayne hunter. this is th
of the hardest hit areas of indiana was a town of henryville, north of louisville. josh levs joins us now with incredible images that we just got from that area. >> yes, it's coming to us from the newsroom this afternoon. hello again to all of you folks. this is some of the most dramatic video that we have seen from these storms and these tornadoes that ripped through parts of this country. let's take first a look at this video to set it up. okay. here's what you're seeing here. this is inside a gas station in henryville. a man named mike who had just not long before gotten inside that gas station and got a little bit of video. you can see a little bit out the window as the tornado came through. then he steps outside, let's watch this next video together. there it is, we're going to stay on this video. look at that. this is incredibly powerful. and tells us a story of what had happened. these tornadoes came through and actually flattened the gas station across the street from where he was. he says it was blind luck he came inside this shell gas station instead of another. look how huge th
to the east. then you could tell it hit the school with all of the turbulence. >> henryville, indiana, one of the hardest-hit communities in a deadly rash of tornados acro hello, i'm don lemon. thank you for joining us in the cnn newsroom. the threat is not over yet from. this vicious storm system that just refuses to quit. let's get right over to jacqui jeras in the cnn severe weather center. what in the world is going on? >> it's been amazing what an incredibly strong storm going on for more than 36 hours right now. 98 reports of tornados yesterday. ten reports so far today. the severe weather threat out there with a tornado watch, meaning conditions are favorable for toesrnados to occur in southern parts of georgia and northern parts of florida. this is the line we are most concerned about at this hour that has a history of producing damaging winds and isolated tornados. thankfully, no injury reports today or fatalities. let's hope that continues to hold on true. the best thing i can tell you, there are no warnings in effect. when we tell you a warning, that means it's happening now. yo
intervention live to see another day. we begin in henryville, indiana one of the hardest-hit communities. if you're this close, run to the safest place or it could be the last thing you see. lucky the i-reporter who shot this video did survive. >> [ bleep ]. we got to get in the house. that was [ bleep ]. look at that. holy -- my god. my friend lives right over there, too. oh, god. come on, nick. that is nuts. [ bleep ]. >> same town, same storm, but a different man who has to duck into a gas station for cover. a fiercesome sight of a swirling mass closeby tearing up the landscape. he says he was driving when the massive twister started bearing down. he barely got off the road in time and picked the right place to hold up. >> the vehicles on 160 were turned over in front of us. we saw the marathon station across the street completely leveled. nothing left of it. it then kept moving to the east, and then you could tell it hit the school with all of the t turbulence. >> life in henryville, indiana may never be the same, and you can say that about so many communities in the path of these ex
, a 14-month-old indiana girl who had been the sole survivor of her five-member family. and adding to the misery in southern indiana, a two to four-inch lay over wet snow that fell overnight. we will go live to the town of henryville in our face time segment just about six minutes from now. >>> the supreme court of iran today reportedly threw out a death sentence for an american accused of spying. amar hekmati, a former u.s. marine, was convicted in iran in january of working for an enemy county. hekmati's family and the u.s. government deny it. whether and when he will now be released is up clear. >>> in moscow, vladimir putin says he won an open and honest election for a third term as president of russia. european observers beg to differ. they sabal lot stuffing and otheringer are lagities in yesterday's outcome a foregone conclusion. by early today, putin led his closest opponent by a 4-1 margin. term limits forced putin to leave the presidency behind in 2008 but accident go far. he has been russia's prime minister ever since. >>> and pretty soon, terror suspects at guantanamo b
indiana to georgia. at least 37 people are dead. now the focus has changed and survivors, scores of jurtd people are waking up in hospitals this morning. their homes and the homes of their neighbors are gone. people are now picking through the rubble to find anything they can salvage. officials in west liberty, kentucky, say they are thankful the damage wasn't worse, even as the town was devastated by 135-mile-per-hour winds and one reported death. rob marciano getting a look at some of west liberty's hardest hit areas. good morning to you. tell us what you are seeing today. >> well, gary, finally today they have been able to clear the main roads enough to where larger vehicles can get through, including trucks carrying power poles, emergency crews, and for the first time we're able to show you these pictures life and over my shoulder. that tells you the story. some well built brick and mortar commercial buildings torn p like really i've never seen it. an ef-3 tornado coming through here with winds at 140 miles per hour. not that building, but the bank has been here for 100 years. that bu
in indiana where the girl was found. susan, so sad to hear this news. you have gotten a chance and you have spoken exclusively to the man who found her as we were getting this sad information. >> reporter: it is, indeed, so sad, especially because this really is a case and a story that captured everyone's heart. i think everyone that had heard about this family and little angel had been pulling for her at least to be, as you said, a symbol of hope, of survival. but now it appears that her injuries were just too much for that little one to overcome, and the family made a very difficult decision quite clearly. but i'm standing here, don, in the debris field, the aftermath of that tornado where it all happened. this twister when it came in on friday hit a field behind me. you can see where mainly mobile homes were located and the babcock family lived there, a family of five. a husband, a father and mother, ages 20, 21, and their three children. and a neighbor by the name of jason miller had convinced them to come hofover from their smal trailer to his double wide to take shelter. they hunkered
. his unlikely role in an indiana nun's path to sainthood. >>> revealing investigations, fascinating characters, stories with impact. this is "cnn presents" with tonight's hosts, randi kaye and dr. sanjay gupta. >> good evening. we begin tonight with this unbelievable story of how u.s. soldiers were used as human guinea pigs. during the cold war, the military embarked on this top-secret program to test chemical and biological weapons. >> the researchers used animals, but, believe it or not, they also used humans. volunteers from the army who had no idea what they were signing up for. >> nearly half a century later, some of these human guinea pigs, well, they're emerging from the shadows, with disturbing stories about what the military did to them and how they're being treated now. >> i enlisted. joined at 18 years of age. it was the height of the vietnam war era and i really felt a sense of duty to my country to go and serve. >> i went straight to ft. bragg. it was just the thing to do. that was my obligation, that was my duty, as an american. >> i was drafted and i was sent to ft. s
this baptist who used to be blind. >> that's why it's a miracle. >> his unlikely role in an indiana nun's path to sainthood. >>> revealing investigations. fascinating characters. stories with impact. this is "cnn presents" with tonight's host, randi kaye and dr. sanjay gupta. >> good evening. we begin tonight with this unbelievable story of how u.s. soldiers were used as human guinea pigs. during the cold war, the military embarked on this top-secret program to test chemical and biological weapons. >> the researchers used animals, but believe it or not, they also used humans, volunteers from the army who had no idea what they were signing up for. >> nearly half a century later, some of these human guinea pigs, well, they're emerging from the shadows with disturbing stories about what the military did to them and how they're being treated now. ♪ >> i enlisted, joined at 18 years of age. it was the height of the vietnam war era and really felt a sense of duty to my country to go and serve. >> i went straight to ft. bragg. it was the thing to do. it was my duty as an american. >> i was drafted
funnel clouds, like this one in indiana that went all the way to back alabama. it's been bad in southern indiana, clark, kentucky, we got reports from all across the area. first, though, let's check in with chad myers for the latest on who is still in direct danger. >> we're still seeing storms with only five tornado warnings. that seems like a lot, but earlier tonight y had 29 separate tornado warnings for separate storms producing tornadoes on the ground. finally calming down because the heat of the day is gone. there's henriville, farther to the east, same tornado, but almost wiped out a town to the east. we also have incredible new video out of a tornado on the eastern section here of kentucky. kind of the coal fields of kentucky. west liberty, kentucky. this was by far in my opinion, watching the doppler radar, the strongest tornado on radar. doesn't mean it was the strongest one on the ground, but the rotation was the strongest and tightest, speeds going one way to another way were at least 100 miles per hour. this on radar looks like an ef-3 or ef-4 tornado. now with the first vid
of the regions hit by the storms. at least for one community in indiana it is what is pouring in that matters most. prayers help and most of all hope. deana jones has that part of the story tonight. ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound ♪ >> why did this happen? i don't care. it did. >> reporter: at henryville community church the focus is on healing. >> some of our folks could not get in this morning. so many of you have lost everything. many of you have lost vehicles. some of you slept in your garages last night. >> reporter: and the 80 member congregation in this small town is getting a lot of help from a disaster relief group and ordinary people. >> i got here at 6:00 a.m., at dawn when they allows us in and these guys were already here. they have had a couple of semis that have come and brought lots and lots of materials. >> reporter: from food and water to bedding and clothing they have it covered for families that lost everything in friday's storm. >> today we're just trying to see if we can organize everything to be able to distribute food, clothes, toiletries and the things they ne
, let's get you to indiana where we've seen some of the worst damage in all these storms. people are counting their blessings as strange as that may sound because by the looks of the town, things could have been so much worse as far as the loss of life goes. susan candiotti is live in henryville. susan, the bad news keeps on coming as we see these pictures. is this town getting back on its feet today? >> reporter: oh, i think it's far too soon to say that, but they certainly are trying their best. joining us now is the governor of indiana, mitch daniels. thank you for joining us live on cn. you just guangdong with a tour. tell us some of the things you saw and your assessment. >> we're not unfamiliar with the wrath of mother nature in indiana but this is about as worse as we've seen in the years since i've been in this job. i will say that it proves that preparation and better warning systems do matter and undoubtedly saved a lot of lives. and i'm very impressed with the work of our people who responded. we're getting better at that every time it happens. >> reporter: we had a ch
from indiana, where this video was taken, all the way to alabama. damage widespread, but especially bad in southern indiana, parts of kentucky. total devastation parts of clark county, indiana. the town of henryville especially hard hit. at least five reported dead at this hour. state of emergency in kentucky. we've got reports from all across the area. first, though, i want to check in with chad myers for the very latest for who is still in direct danger right now. >> believe it or not even at this late hour and typically storms die off by now, we still have 19 different cells, 19 different storms that are rotating enough or have tornados on the ground to have tornado warnings on them. 19 separate storms. these storms go all wait from louisiana to florida to almost atlanta, georgia. one now crossing the border from atlanta. a little farther to the north on up, the third storm of the day for chattanooga right there, tornado warning on that, especially just off to the east. and then farther on up we're seeing pretty big weather still in eastern kentucky. that may be where the biggest tor
station in henryville, indiana, as tornadoes were coming through the area. there's a man who you'll meet in a moment who was inside that gas station at the time, certainly he was not aware there were going to be tornadoes. and he saw that from inside. then he steps outside and you and i will now watch the next video together. take a look. absolutely amazing. we're going to stay on this and i'm going to tell you a little bit about it. so he was inside this gas station. he said there had been some tough weather throughout the week. he was not aware there would be tornadoes there that day. he had just gotten inside the gas station when he saw the tornado that you and i saw just before, what looked like from the inside. and then he steps outside afterwards and sees this. wreaking havoc, bringing so much destruction. and henryville, indiana, is one of the major places we have been talking to you about. that was stricken by this. when he stepped outside, that is what he saw. it's absolutely stunning. and here's a little bit of what he had to say about that. >> the vehicles on 160 were being tu
of memories, it's one that a lot of people do not want to forget there in indiana. and now there is video to kind of help them remember the power of the tornado. these surveillance cameras are from henryville junior high school where on march 2nd those tornadoes or that tornado swept into the area and destroyed a number of homes and businesses as well, students were already on the school buses so they weren't actually in that school. and it is just frightening for a lot of people to see these images and get a better understanding of the power of a tornado. let's check in with jackie gerris now. really can't get enough of some of the images. we've been seeing a lot of new images over the past couple weeks after that tornado swept through the area. a lot of surveillance cameras are kind of finally revealing just how powerful and damaging it was. >> it was an ef-4 tornado. winds were estimated at 170 miles per hour. all this happened, it all unfolded in about 20 seconds. you might remember that this is the school that received a lot of damage. remember that school bus that ended up in the re
of providence in terre haute, indiana, don't need anyone to tell them their founding mother is a saint. mother theodore guerin arrived here with nothing. today her followers pray, sing, and honor her legacy in a magnificent church she built. out of the indiana wilderness came schools, eight of them, three orphanages, and an army of religious women who to this day care for the sick and the souls of all they can find. sister marie kevin is one of those loving followers. and like many followers before her, she has been trying to officially make mother theodore guerin a real catholic saint. >> she was a great builder of communities and of buildings. >> that's right. >> of schools. you can tell by her letters she was a devout woman of god. >> she was. >> but sister, a saint? >> yeah. >> reporter: but as you're about to find out, living like a saint, having followers who think you're a saint, and even performing miracles, well, like a saint, is not always enough to become one. there is the bureaucracy, there is money, hundreds of thousands of dollars needed, and official church-approved representati
churning out funnel clouds, like this one in indiana that went all the way to back alabama. it's been bad in southern indiana, clark, kentucky, we got reports from all across the area. first, though, let's check in with chad myers for the latest on who is still in direct danger. >> we're still seeing storms with only five tornado warnings. that seems like a lot, but earlier tonight y had 29 separate tornado warnings for separate storms producing tornadoes on the ground. finally calming down because the heat of the day is gone. there's henriville, farther to the east, same tornado, but almost wiped out a town to the east. we also have incredible new video out of a tornado on the eastern section here of kentucky. kind of the coal fields of kentucky. west liberty, kentucky. this was by far in my opinion, watching the doppler radar, the strongest tornado on radar. doesn't mean it was the strongest one on the ground, but the rotation was the strongest and tightest, speeds going one way to another way were at least 100 miles per hour. this on radar looks like an ef-3 or ef-4 tornado. now with t
in the trayvon martin case. >>> and new video of the tornado that barreled through henryville, indiana, earlier this month. all that coming up this hour. >>> this morning we know the name of the u.s. soldier accused of killing 16 afghan civilians and where he's being held. the suspect is army staff sergeant robert bachlles. he's now in custody at ft. leavenworth in kansas by himself. he's married, a father of two kids. this was his first tour of duty in afghanistan but he's done three tours in iraq. here's what neighbors had to say about him. >> completely shocked. >> i would describe him as super fun to hang around with, kind of the life of the party. super loving, friendly to everybody he met, great with his kids. i just -- i don't -- i don't see how that has happened. i never saw any signs of marital problems. they always -- happy family, normal family. i mean we would go over there for birthday parties and they would come to my kids' birthday parties. they would -- always happy. happy day, you know. i don't know. >> we're learning more about bales through the people who know or knew him. cn
are now on the ground in kentucky and indiana. fema has also dispatched teams to those states to begin damage assessment. but one state is holding off on asking for federal help. ohio governor john kasich says first the state wants to assess the damage for themselves before asking the obama administration for assistance. cnn's athena jones is in tornado-ravaged henryville, indiana. athena, i want to start with the ohio governor's decision not to ask federal authorities to come into the states to survey the damage. and why he did that. >> reporter: well, from what we understand, carol, there's not as much damage in ohio as there is here in indiana. as you can see behind me, just this bus through this home. so ohio authorities right now are assessing the damage themselves. they believe at the moment that they are going to be able to handle it. of course, that could change at any moment. so they are holding off. what we understand, they are holding off on asking for federal help until they know that they need it, until they know they can't handle it themselves. as you know, the president,
kand ycandiotti is standi in indiana where she's been following the developments and spoke exclusively to the man who found her. she's going to join us moments away. >>> in the meantime, this has been a day of taking stock for victims of that deadly rash of tornadoes that hit 11 states. many of them lost everything. the extreme weather now has claimed at least 39 lives in kentucky, indiana, ohio, and georgia. this is west liberty, kentucky. it seems that no corner of this small town was spared. homes annihilated. trees plucked out of the ground. there are scenes like this all over the midwest and south today. the death toll from friday's storms, it has risen to 21 in kentucky, but despite extensive damage, we're hearing remarkable stories of survival. jim spellman is in the town of west liberty. jim? >> reporter: on the outskirts of west liberty, kentucky, tornado survivors return home. >> this was your house. >> this was my house. yes. >> where's the house now? >> it's across the street in the parking lot. >> this pile of rubble is your house? >> yes. >> reporter: rose may only had mo
in indiana. more than two dozen tornadoes have been reported in six states. we've got tornado warnings right now in effect for 50 counties through this evening. all right. this is pretty frightening thing. some of these storms have been incredibly powerful. we've been talking about storms with winds up to 170, 180-mile-per-hour. they could be hitting heavily populated areas. we start with gary tuchman who is in nashville, tennessee, tonight. gary, what have you seen and heard? >> reporter: earin, this is one of those heavily populated areas. music city, tennessee. 1.7 million people are in the metropolitan area. one hour ago it was very scary for a lot of people who live here. that's when the winds came tearing through. hail the size of marbles started falling. we were standing outside our hotel up the street there. people were being yelled at to get out of the lobby because there was so much glass to go down in the basement. the glass did not break. the damage appears to be limited. right here now in nashville the worst appears to be over, however, about 30 miles south of us there are still
by a deadly storm system. ♪ ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound ♪ >> prayer in henriville, indiana, as survivors head to church amid the devastation. parishioners are giving thanks. >> thank you for our community. thank you for our loved ones. thank you for these hands that we hold every week as we seek your direction and will. god, thank you that you supply not only our physical needs, but emotional and spiritual needs. >> let's head now to west liberty, kentucky, a town so devastated, the town center is still closed to all but rescue crews. jim spelman was able to get a brief tour of the destruction jim described for us what recovery teams were able to do. >> reporter: we're here right in the heart of west liberty, kentucky, right now you. these crews are still hard at work trying to clear debris, get some semblance of order back. take a look at this. this is a stained glass window. this stained glass window came out of this now pile of rubble one time church. this is the scene all throughout this town. this is what some people on the outskirts of town are able to come back and t
all hoping would survive. she was a victim of last friday's deadly storm in indiana. taken from her home, found in a field, on life support. the family has made the decision to take her off life support. she is the 39th casualty now of friday's storms. >>> president obama preparing for a face-to-face showdown this morning with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. on the table, how to handle iran and its nuclear program. >>> and rush limbaugh stepping in it big time and the advertisers are dropping like flies, folks, bailing, because it just ain't right to call a law student a slut. why doesn't he get it? can the champion of the right overcome this or would this possibly become his imus moment. >> is it ever okay to call someone a slut? >> having been called a slut by one of my colleagues on the air, i would say it's not. so shut your cake hole, limbaugh. >> i came back to this nasty talk. >>> and this little girl we've been following. >> awful story. it's one of many we followed along the way following tornadoes. some of the pictures tend to look a lot the same. i keep calling
, prayer in henryville, indiana. parishioners were giving thanks. >> thank you for our community. thank you for our loved ones. thank you for the hands we hold every week as we seek your direction and will. god, thank you, that you supply not open our physical needs but emotional, spiritual needs. >> in hard hit west liberty, kentucky, homeowners are being allowed back into their town for the first time today. cnn's jim spellman just toured the devastated area. jim, what are residents in for? >> right now, they've finished the first phase of this operation which was search and rescue. last night they wrapped that up. they didn't find anybody after the initial storm. next step getting rid of this debris. take a look at this. there's barely can you walk 20 feet where you don't find this kind of destruction around here. they need to get all of this cleared out and the next thing they need to do is get electricity back into this town. there hasn't been electricity or cell service. you can see the power lines here that were knocked down in the storm. but already look at this, a brand new power p
. some town pretty were much wiped out. in indiana, for instance, the cleanup is complicated because there was snow that fell overnight and a lot of people lost their homes and they had to spend the evening helping with recovery efforts. some of the victims of these storms say they might never recover. there is one woman, she survived the tornado, that slammed into indiana, but she lost the love of her life. patty was engaged, just one day before the tornado hit. her fiancee, he was in the mobile home with her when it was picked up and it was tossed around by those winds. >> i've lost everything. i've lost my boyfriend, my fiance, i've lost my home, everything in it. i lost my animals, my dog, everything. it's just so hard for me to believe that he's not here. it felt like i was floating, flying, is what i could feel like, and i could feel my receives going through the walls of the trailer. i remember when it first hit and i fell backwards, my first thought in my head was, this is it. i'm going to die. >> we wish patty all the strength and all the best. we know this is a very hard, h
, tragedy in indiana. family of five wiped out by a tornado. hear from the man that tried to help them. >> i saw death. i knew we were done. >> you saw death? >> i mean, at that point, i knew it was over. >>> the white house says president obama has reiterated to israeli prime minister netanyahu that he supports diplomacy backed by pressure in the effort to keep iran from getting a nuclear weapon. they met for two hours at the white house today to talk about iran's nuclear program. the president says hen ate netanyahu prefer a peaceful solution. >>> police in texas searching for answering in the killing of an iranian student. houston police doubled the reward for information about the murder of the 30-year-old woman who was active in a local group that demonstrates for freedom and human rights for native country iran. police are going on record saying they're not ruling out the possibility that iran itself could be behind the murder of the young woman. cnn's drew griffin has the story. >> reporter: galardi in 2010 was on the streets protesting with the group saabs houston together trying to
in illinois and indiana and then ran across the ohio river into parts of kentucky. at times, i had 29 tornado warnings for 29 separate tornadoes on the ground or indicated by doppler radar. by about 10:00 at night, things calmed down. down to ten tornado warnings for ten separate storms. that seemed great because we were one third of where we were. when you look at t you see the ten tornadoes were still on the ground that late in the night. it typically happens that after sunset, the tornadoes start to calm down. the air is hot, the ground isn't hot because the sun is gone. the air doesn't want to rise anymore because it's not buoyant, hot at the surface, things start to calm down. the storms start to calm down. things are going to go up for a lot of the night, watches and warnings for the rest of the evening into the overnight hours. i don't see this being a big overnight storm system that keeps on going like the storm that did move through harrisburg into illinois three days ago. that hit at 5:00 in the morning. that's rare for that to happen. that's not saying storms won't continue, becaus
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to the end of the process. look what we've given santorum. kentucky, west virginia, north carolina, indiana, wisconsin, even if he won all of those states with gingrich in the race getting some delegates, romney coming in second or coming in third and getting some delegates, look what happens. romney still clinching the nomination. still clinches the nomination. maybe. maybe if santorum could take away california romney still clinches the nomination. santorum would also have to win some place like new jersey to deny him. even then romney would have a big lead. that's one scenario. even if you take gingrich out on theory he exits the race say after a santorum victory in louisiana. most polls suggest again even being extraordinarily generous to senator santorum that romney will be difficult to beat. let me show you that scenario. going to change the map a little bit. first we go back to where we are today. give you a scenario. even if you take speecher gingrich out, let's say again santorum wins wisconsin, indiana, switch that one, let's say he wins west virginia, we'll switch that one. he wi
launched by a tornado through a diner in henryville, indiana. do you remember these pictures? it happened earlier this month. new video from inside the bus. it shows us exactly what happened moments before the bus driver and her children escaped this terrifying disaster. >> are you guys okay? >> reporter: school bus driver angel perry is trying to calm her students as race to dodge that f-4 tornado begins. >> we're going to go to the baptist church. >> i put my hands down. i said dear, lord what do i do? >> reporter: she quickly radios a dispatcher. with chaos all around her, she makes a rash decision. >> we're going back to the school. count how many kids we have, please. 11. thank you so much. if anybody needs to call their parents, we're going back to the school. >> i can't. i don't know my parents' number. >> we'll call when we get to school. >> tornado on the ground. i see the tornado on the ground. >> if you have a book to put over your head, do it. get in the middle. >> they have a minute and a half to get out of the way and find cover. >> there's a tornado right there, guys. look
ones as well. up next, he speaks out. >>> when a monster tornado hit henryville, indiana, this was one of the first images that we showed you, a school bus impaled into a restaurant. well, now take a look at this surveillance video from inside the bus as the tornado rips through it. moments before, there were 11 students inside, and the bus driver, angel perry, made a last-minute decision that would save their lives. she turned the bus around, headed back to school, and you can hear her just minutes before on the radio. >> everybody stay together. our group together right now. go, go, go, go, go, go! one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine -- come on! 10, eleven, go, go, go! >> you've got to love it. she counts every child on that bus. and makes sure they are safe. angel, you saved those kids from this. your name speaks for itself. you are today's rock star. ♪ believe in the power ♪ i believe ♪ i believe in the power ♪ i believe that you can rescue me ♪ ♪ i believe ♪ i believe in the power ♪ i believe ♪ i believe ♪ that you can rescue me e up t. or choo
the south and the midwest. henryville, indiana, as we reported, got hit hard way a massive twister. for the first time a look at funnel cloud as it took aim at one couple who did not get out of the way in time. susan candiotti has their story. >> kept coming, getting bigger and bigger. it was way on the other side, and you could see it coming down. >> i'm recording it now. >> this is crazy. >> reporter: from their living room window, lenora and her husband wayne saw a tornado coming at them in the distance. both of you grabbed a camera? >> we both had our little cameras and doing it. >> that's as far -- ah -- >> man, that's a big one, too. it's a huge one. >> listen to it. >> he did not like storms. he watched them, and he liked seeing them, but i was a storm lover. >> reporter: but this twister was for real. >> it's coming right toward henryville. maybe we should tell them. >> it won't move. >> it's coming here. it's picking up. it's picking stuff up. look, you can see it rotate. >> hope it goes to the north of us. it looks like it's heading right towards us. >> we could see it li
, indiana. now population of henryville, indiana, is 2,000 people. the high school was completely demolished. this is part of the ongoing tornado outbreaks in the midwest. which have really accelerated tonight. the weather map is getting increasingly severe as they move west. even now some warnings in the greater atlanta area. we talked to the governor of kentucky. earlier on the program, steve beshear. he told outfront a few moments ago that there's no confirmed fatalities in kentucky, but there are people missing that he thinks will be confirmed dead. he has already declared a state of emergency in kentucky. we were live in nashville earlier in the hour. there have been 70, 80-mile-per-hour tornadoes that have touched down and hail that have come up to above people's ankles on the ground. we'll continue to follow this as they touch down. to be honest, we have trouble getting our reporter's shots up because they get disrupted by the violence of these storms. it's caused difficulties for our reporters. we'll take a break. we'll talk about a very big weekend here, "the lorax." what does that
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